Carter. Mate you need some gels and glucose tablets etc on race day. Theres running 20 miles on a sunday in your own time, and then theres running 26 under race conditions. I think without a fuelling strategy for the race you will seriously BONK. And I dont want to be piggy backing you the last 6 to the finish. lol
Carl. Another good track session and always great to see the young uns getting involved Im doing kings X straight to regents park, then 1.5 laps of the outer circle, then out the back on avenue road, belsize road, abbey road through to west hamstead and then willesden green. 8.5 mile.
Welcome Oaty. MK marathon. a flat one im guessing
Few Gooners on here then. The force is strong with this thread it is.
So I was out for hills last night. And I second what carter was saying. It was bloody FREEZING oop north last night. It was so cold my chest was tightening and breathing was shallow for the first two reps. I managed 6 x hill reps = 280m in climbing. 8 miles altogether. Great club session all in all.
Not relevant but I was quite impressed. There was one lad at the sesh last night though who had ran the national XC's at parliament hill on Saturday as his first ever XC!!! Came in the top 250 out of 2000 which is bloody impressive. Then he ran a hilly 10k race on the sunday under 40 mins. And then a 15 miler on Monday night, followed by the hill session last night. Cream crackers and hes only been running for years. Some people are just born to run I guess unlike us mere mortals.
I have 55 miles planned for this week which will be my highest total so far. This includes a 5 mile X country on sunday plus 20 on saturday. yikes
The dreaded Churchwood lane Hill session in Leeds awaits me tonight. 6 x up and down the biggest god dam hill in Leeds. That plus running to and from should bring up 11 for me tonight.
Then mixing footy and running tomorrow with an 8 mile run from Kings X to Willesden via 1.5 laps of Regents park for me tomorrow. Quick power shower and some scran at my mums and its off to see the mighty Arsenal. Back to Leeds after that for 3am. Thursday. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Aye. Im a big lad so after any distance I always fatigue no matter what pace I seem to have ran it at. I am trying to lose a stone in the next 6 weeks. That should buy me a bit of extra endurance I reckon.